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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Oct 2, 2008 11:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Vince Welnick's death

My close friend Cyril Jordan is a close associate of Prarie Prince, who of course was one of Vince Welnick's closest friends...
it sounds like Prarie did his best to help Vince when he was down, but could only do what he could...

quote from Joel Selvin:

Tubes drummer Prairie Prince found him depressed and miserable in early 1996.

"He was moping around," Prince said. "I took it on myself to bring him around."

Prince and Welnick went into Cotati's Prairie Sun Studios to work on one of Welnick's new original songs, "True Blue," about friends who stayed the course and others left behind. The sessions evolved into the Missing Man Formation, a band that featured Dead acolytes Steve Kimock on guitar and Bobby Vega on bass. The band made its debut in July 1996 at the Fillmore Auditorium before a packed house of Deadheads. Before long, Kimock and Vega were gone and Prince and Welnick, friends since Phoenix, had a falling out. All were replaced by a new set of musicians.

"We lost touch with each other," Prince admitted. "It wasn't a really pretty scene when we broke up. I distanced myself a little bit from Vince and Lori."


The Tubes were great, I saw them open for Led Zep in 1973 at Kezar Stadium... a sunny day in SF...

good times, friends and loved ones gone...
but never to be forgotten.

& as far as I know, MAD magazine never did a "Lighter Side of... Death" (Dave Berg),
but I'll bet National Lampoon did.

Depression's worse than death, because it's slow death.

And it's so treatable... but people are ashamed that they or their loved ones are weak, sad, or the "D" word.

Fish oil anyone?

This post was modified by cream-puff-war on 2008-10-03 06:15:36

This post was modified by cream-puff-war on 2008-10-03 06:21:15

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